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Chemistry

PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY

Surreal Mushroom Cloud Landscapes Look Positively Radioactive

Yoshimitsu Umekawa reflects on Japan's nuclear past through trippy neon photos made with water, light, and ink.
Masha (Maria) Koblykova
7.26.17
High Art
High Art

Paintings Break Down Exactly What Happens on Psychedelic Drugs

Kelsey Brookes visualizing psychotropics like LSD.
Beckett Mufson
7.4.17
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Who Needs Drugs When You Can Watch Magnetic Liquid Under a Microscope

Fucking magnets, right?
Beckett Mufson
4.19.17
film
film

Under a Microscope, Heavy Metals Look Like Crystal Kingdoms

Chemicals and equations are a glimmering audiovisual feast in this macro 4K film.
Kara Weisenstein
12.20.16
Design
Design

Meet the Chemist Who Accidentally Created a New Blue Pigment

Step aside, ultramarine and cobalt—YInMn blue is just as vibrant and far more durable.
Noémie Jennifer
7.8.16
Art
Art

Why Artists Might Not Want Vantablack Anyway (Yet)

Anish Kapoor's "blackest black" pigment isn’t totally safe, and neither was the color that killed Napoleon.
Alyssa Buffenstein
3.7.16
Art
Art

Glassblowing Artist Combines Science and Sculpture

Kiva Ford makes chemistry sets like you've never seen.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.27.16
Art
Art

The Absurdist Scientific Art of Dopamine Collective

Dopamine Collective’s Sean Stewarts talks science, art, and the space between the real and unreal.
DJ Pangburn
12.2.15
Art
Art

Bioartist Takes Beautiful Macro Photos of Crystallizing DNA

Biochemist-turned-bioartist Linden Gledhill's latest crystalized DNA prints show the beauty of the proteins that make up every living organism.
Beckett Mufson
5.7.15
Art
Art

Stunning Micro-Crystals Are Nature's Stained Glass Mosaics

Here's what it looks like when you grow crystals using anesthesia.
Beckett Mufson
4.22.15
Design
Design

The More You Sweat, the Better This Perfume Smells

Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories just changed your subway ride forever.
Sami Emory
4.2.15
Art
Art

Vibrant Timelapses Capture Crystallizing DNA

Biochemist-turned-bioartist Linden Gledhill has created jaw-dropping images of crystallizing DNA for the express purpose of defeating autism on the molecular level.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.10.14